OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations

OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations addresses two major issues: Poverty Reduction and Health Care Transformation with an Emphasis on Primary Care & Home and Community Care.

In the response, OASW made the following recommendations:
• Invest $1 billion in social assistance in Budget 2017.
• Reform the healthcare system to better utilize non-medical professionals to work within their scope of knowledge and skills.
• Increase base funding by 2% for home and community care agencies.
• Increase to 6% home care funding relative to the total health care budget.

For more details, please see PDF attached.
About OASW
OASW is the voice of social work in Ontario. It is a voluntary, provincial, non-profit association representing approximately 5,200 social workers. All practicing members have a university degree in social work at the bachelor's, master's or doctoral level. OASW works actively to speak on behalf of social workers and advocate for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting social work practice and client groups served.